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ABC
Jul 11, 2011 2:05am EDT
2 to 10 years old. >>> now to the phone hacking scandal that is rocking britain. it's already forced the tabloid "news of the world" to close. it's now threatening a $12 billion deal to take over a british satellite broadcast company. jeffrey kofman has the latest now from london. >> reporter: rupert murdock rushed to london to rescue the $33 billion media empire he has spent his life building. "the news of the world," the paper that began his overseas expansion 42 years ago. the best-selling tabloid was on the newsstands here for the last time. >> if you've done wrong you face the consequences. >> reporter: the paper brought down by criminal compelses of reporters in search of sensational stories. in the eyes of many it was brought down by management that still refuses to acknowledge its own role. that is rebecca brooks. she was editor while many of the crimes were committed. 270 people lost their jobs this weekend. she stays. but murdock may lose a huge business deal. his plan to take 100% control of britain's b sky b satellite network. this scandal has highlighted what many in bri
ABC
Jul 7, 2011 2:35am EDT
's still unclear whether his attorney will seek an insanity defense. >>> britain's best-telling tabloid is accused of sinking to a new low. it's at the center of a growing phone hacking scandal whose targets allegedly include murder victims, terror victims, celebrities and politicians. abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest from london. >> reporter: just how low would they go? that's the question being asked about a scan toll at britain's biggggt newspaper, the racy tabloid "news of the world." the paper has admitted hacking the phones of celebrities but it is now accused of hacking the cell phone of missing 13-year-old millie doweler in 2002, deleting messages and giving her parents and police false hopes that the girl was still alive. when london was hit with terrorist bombs in the 2005 that killed 52 people, the "news of the world" allegedly hacked the phones of victims and their families in pursuit of yet more exclusives. >>>>t's a violation, isn't it. i still don't know what i think about it. other than, i'm really angry. >> reporter: the paper is the profitable flagship of media mogu
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 3:00am EDT
arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdock's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdock's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she wawaarrereed. the tenth arrest since this scandal erupted two weeks ago. brooks was editor of "the news of the world" from 2000 to 2003, when much of the alleged criminal a
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 2:35am EDT
new moon ritual. paganism has just been given the status of a religion in britain. and it's growing. some say there are 250,000 followers. so many that british police have issued guidelines for officers should they stumble upon something like this. >> some ceremonies include a blindfolded, naked participant whose hands may be bound. this is in accordance with ritual and has the full consent of the participant. >> reporter: does that happen? >> that relates to one particular ritual which you could find in some groups. it's an initiation rite is what it is. they're going through a death and a rebirth. >> reporter: simon was reborn 11 years ago. his wife used to be involved too. but they've got a kid now and sometimes it's hard to find a sitter. this is a large, large part of your life. >> yes. >> i ask that i may receive the blessing of the element of water. >> reporter: okay, so what is paganism? well, it's pre-christian, and basically, it's the worship of the land, animals, spirits and ancient gods. >> there's more and more people getting more involved. >> why?? >> i think it's beca
ABC
Jul 19, 2011 2:05am PDT
: this scandal is nothing less than an earthquake, sending tremors to the highest levels of power in britain. the people of this country shocked to learn that for the last 30 years, murdoch and his executives have been dictating policy to the politicians and the police. the murdochs certainly had the ear of britain's prime minister. in 15 months, david cameron has had 26 meetings with murdoch executives. more than twice the number of meetings he's had with any other news organization. how powerful was rupert murdoch here in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for r e last 30 years is that no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> reporter: it is now not clear that either murdoch can survive this crisis. news corporation shares have tumbled. if the company faces criminal charges, it could be forced to unload some of its most lucrative holdings in the u.s. including fox tv.ç this really is a dynasty on the brink. jeffrey kofman, abc news, london. >> what a drama. and kind of an ironic twist. some of the paper's websites w
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 2:35am EDT
. >> looks good. >>> all right, first britain's ime minister is on the hot seat today in the phone hacking scandal. david cameron cut short a trip to africa in order to answer questions from parliament. >> of course it would be hard to top the drama that unfolded when rupert murdoch and his son testified. abc's scott goldberg explains why. >> reporter: it was about two hours into the hearing when a man apparently carrying a shaving cream pie, stormed rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. murdoch's wife sprang to action. police handcuffed the attacker. murdoch was shaken but okay. it was the point of highest drama in a civil but tense exchange with british lawmakers. >> this is the most humbled day of my life. >> reporter: both murdoch and his son james apologized for the phone hacking scandal that's threatening the core of their company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> reporter: news corporation has been reeling for two weeks since the murdochs shut down the british tabloid "news the world." that was
ABC
Jul 20, 2011 2:05am PDT
. be careful out there. >> balmy. >>> pretty hot in the uk as this continues, this story here. britain's prime minister will feel the heat as he answers questions from parliament about the phone-hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the 80-year-old tycoon's wife wendi was behind him, offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but whose fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. murdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not an excuse. maybe i
MSNBC
Jul 16, 2011 4:00am PDT
the a full page apology from rupert murdoch. this apology printed in every newspaper across britain today. rupert murdoch one of the most powerful men in media. he runs fox television, "the wall street journal," 20th century fox. yesterday the chief executive of doung which publishing "the wall street journal" had to resign because he worked here before moving there. all this of course began with the revelations of wrong doing by journalists live listening to people's cell phone messages. this week there have been reporters of the voice mail of 9/11 victims may have been accessed. here the prime minister is under fire because he was so close to murdoch's people. even the police were close to them despite investigating them for what may have been criminal activity. to call this is a crisis does not doth justice. >> amongst all that crisis there's murdoch's son, he issued a statement. james saying quote, the company has made mistakes. it is knoll only receiving appropriate scrutiny but is responding to unfair attacks by setting the record straight. so as we look at this, james murdoch are w
ABC
Jul 22, 2011 2:05am PDT
that story? who was your source? >> how powerful was rupert murdoch in britain? >> immensely powerful. the view of every prime minister for the last 30 years is no one can get elected without the blessing of the patriarch. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> so today the guy's testifying in front of a committee in parliament and gets hit with a pie. gets hit with a pie. police aren't sure whether it was curly or mo. >> is she or has she left florida? >> i certainly couldn't disclose anything like that. >> she'll probably be able to wrestle out of this about $1 million. >> people may not want to touch casey anthony because they don't want her to profit from what they see as someone who got away with murder. >> very hot today. >> it's too hot. it's so hot. over 100 and something. >> unless we can get humanitarian aid into this part of the world, unless we can scale up our operations to meet the growininneed, this could -- this crisis could turn into a catastrophe. >> it is japan's world cup! >> they'll be able to see how far japan can go,
ABC
Jul 8, 2011 2:05am PDT
of a sensational headline. in 2002, britain was riveted by the story of 13-year-old millie dowler who had vanished. this week it was revealed the paper listened to her voice mail, deleting old messages to make room for new ones. that activity gave her family and police hope that she was alive. false hope. millie was later found murdered. and there's more. six years ago, terrorist bombings in london killed 52 people. on this anniversary, grieving families learned the newspaper hacked their cell phones, trolling for intimate details. one of those cell phones belonged to graham fowlkes, who lost his son. >> it's a violation, isn't it. and i -- i still don't know what i think about it. other than i'm really angry. >> reporter: this scandal reaches beyond the murdoch empire. this week it was revealed that london police were selling the paper scoops in exchange for bribes. there are even allegations that the prime minister, a close friend of murdoch, turned a blind eye even though he knew what was going on. there is now an enormous criminal investigation under way. it includes dozens of police investiga
ABC
Jul 5, 2011 2:35am EDT
be an emotional experience for some folks. >>> britain's royal couple is in yellow knife this morning. the capital of canada's northwest territories. william and kate's arrival there capped off a busy day on prince edward island where they raced each other in dragon boats and kate started major buzz answering one little question. abc's bob woodruff has details. >> reporter: william may be a prince. but he's also a royal air force search and rescue pilot. today he showed off a difficult technique needed in case an engine fails. he sets down, engines forward, then takes off when or if the engines recover. he did that more than half a dozen times. >> the best i've ever seen. can yoyoimagine landing g water? >> reporter: kate got to show off too. when she raced against her own husband in the dragon boat race. >> love princess kate! >> reporter: it looked like the duchess might beat the duke. >> yay! >> reporter: but in the end, he won. so we called it a tie. the question of babies came up again on this trip. william talked about that on their engagement day. >> we want a family. so, you know, we'll ha
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 2:35am EDT
brown became britain's prime minister he and his wife discovered their infant son had cystic fibrosis. that private family trauma was suddenly splashed across the front page of the murdock-owned "sun." brown says it was devastating. >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sarah and i were increrebly upset about it. >> reporter: and another murdock paper, "the sunday times," was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records, his bank accounts. brown says it was a vendetta because murdock didn't like his politics. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened. because of the links with criminals, known criminals, who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damning allegations that murdock management knew years ago "news of the world" had breached state security but didn't tell police. it's alleged the paper's royal reporter asked the editor for $1,600 so he could buy a top-secret directory called the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family a
CNN
Jul 25, 2011 3:00am PDT
. the 27-year-old's publicist and friend tells britain's "the sun" newspaper, winehouse died alone in her bed. many are speculating her death is connected to her well chronicled substance abuse. mementos from mourners continue to pile up outside her london apartment. >>> a string of suspicious fires in california over the weekend. police are searching for an arsonist they believe set as many as 18 fires in north hollywood. the fires began in cars and spread to nearby buildings. police say no one has been hurt. >>> by the laws of the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. you may seal your vows with a kiss. >> and the wedding bells ringing nonstop since same-sex couples could legally marry in new york state. you're looking at the first couple to marry in new york city. phyllis and connie. they tied the knot at city clerk's office as a crowd of onlookers cheered. >> it was just so amazing. it's the only way i can describe it. i lost my breath and a few tears. it's indescribable. >> a handful of protesters gathered across the state claiming governor cuomo redefine marriage without g
CNN
Jul 13, 2011 3:00am PDT
in great britain. >>> prime minister david cameron is expected to meet milly dowler's family today, the girl kidnapped and murdered back in 2002. her parents are suing murdoch's paper "news of the world" over allegations that her phone was hacked and her voice mails deleted giving her parents the false hope she was deleting the voice mails, meaning she was still alive. but the scandal getting bigger by the minute. dan rivers will join us live from london at 6:40 eastern with the update. >>> to politics and the high stakes stalemate over increasing the nation's debt limit. the clock is ticking. we're now just 21 days from an august 2nd deadline to avoid a disastrous government default. president obama and congressional leaders from both parties will meet again this afternoon after nearly two-hour session at the white house yesterday. the president upping the ante in the debt showdown saying without a deal, millions of seniors and veterans might not receive their benefit checks. republicans call that a scare tactic. meantime the senate's top republican floated a backup plan that woul
ABC
Jul 12, 2011 2:05am PDT
that two more murdoch-owned papers in britain broke the law. reporters are accused of paying queen elizabeth's bodyguards for secret information, potentially jeopardizing the monarch's safety. they're also accused of accessing former prime minister gordon brown's bank information and stealing the medical records of his seriously ill baby son. >>> it was anything but a normal commute for the riders on the boston to portland amtrak line this morning. the train traveling at about 70 miles per hour slammed into a tractor-trailer, causing it to burst into flames. the driver of that truck was killed but none of the 112 passengers or three crew members suffered life-threatening injuries on the train. of course, just last month an amtrak train in nevada collided with a semi truck killing six people. >> i'll be riding an amtrak train today, as a matter of fact. >> really? >> something to think about. >> where are you going? >> to d.c. 1,400 passengers ride the portland to boston route every day. >> big commuter line there. >> absolutely. and the train did push the truck momo than 200 yards.
ABC
Jul 1, 2011 2:05am PDT
will be sleeping at wimbledon today when britain's andy murray plays a semifinal rival rafael nadal. that will be very exciting. nadal is just incredible on the court. >> it's going to be a great match. excitement does not describe a new stage production in nearby london. david sillito of the bbc stayed awake long enough to file this report about it. ♪ >> reporter: this takes a little bit of explaining. ♪ >> reporter: the gang of singing octopuses are trying to lull you to sleep. and this is the audience. yes. they really are tucked up in bed in a theater. >> i always fall asleep in the theater. i've slept through so many shows in my time.. "the lord of the rings." "oliver." so we thought it might be a nice idea to make a show that's especially for an audience that falls asleep. >> reporter: and instead of seats, the audience has beds. this is where everyone spends the evening and the night. and if i'm going to join them, i'm not allowed to be dressed like this. i've got to wear pajamas. and once you get into bed, the cast has one objective. to give you a good nig
MSNBC
Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
britain's largest paper. one of rupert murdock's people is going to test. brooks was released on bail after being arrested over the weekend. she was heading the news corp. media division when she stepped down. she turned herself in and is cooperating with police but continues to deny any wrong doing. late last night, london's police commissioner abruptly resigned. the head of police there. paul stevenson announcing he's leaving his post that his unit they are investigating was corrupt. had close ties with news international's now defunct news of the world. pat, i want to invite you in on this. where does this go? it's clear how cozy the relationship was between the politicians and the media. >> right now, it's going up to james murdock. quite frankly, people are going to seize upon this. it's a disaster in england. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal ha
MSNBC
Jul 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
at great britain. absolutely anemic. and it's, again, the -- we're looking at this week, looking at today. the much bigger sprproblem is a problem we've had for years. that is, are we going to be able to keep priming the pump with lower taxes and high e spending and more wars and bigger debt? and the answer is, no. so how do you rein in all of that massive spending and that reckless fiscal policy at the same time that the economy is going down? pig noon peggy noonan? >> is that a question? >> i don't. i'll tell you, though, members of congress ought to watch that little report from simon this morning. they ought to play it at 10:00 a.m. at the republican conference meeting and then say, okay. after that, don't do something constructive, don't put forward a bill. >> and you're responsible for the consequences. >> we'll be right back. >> okay. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to g
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